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The Surreal Beauty of Sago Palms and Magnolia Blossoms

Week 5 014-3000 Have you ever watched the unfolding beauty of a sago palm as it grows? Those bushes grow so fast and look so odd when they are re-growing their palms after trimming.Photo0418-3000sago palm

We lost ours yet again after another strong freeze this winter. Since they are tropical plants, they don’t do well at all in the winter. We don’t usually get strong winters. Ours are usually mild. Photo0415-3000 Photo0414-3000

But the last two or three years, we’ve lost our sago palm’s fronds. Thankfully, they grow right back in the summer!  Week 5 012-3000

We had to cut them to the ground this spring and I was hoping they would grow back before yesterday’s graduation party. They did!

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Christian headed out on Thursday to take photos but –wow—I was just swamped with preparations for the graduation party by then. So I couldn’t share this post with you then.

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Yesterday, I took a much deserved break, it being Mother’s day. After all the festivities, it was nice to sit out on the deck and enjoy the luxurious feeling of being DONE..and the glorious beauty of the intense GREEN surrounding us.

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Not only are the sago palms thriving, but the magnolia blossoms are just gorgeous!

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It’s like a tropical/country paradise out here (depending on where you look-LoL!)  Week 5 016-3000

I’ve always thought it odd th at the original owners put a tropical pond and bushes out here..but that’s what you get for being in a sub-tropical part of Texas. We get country..but tropical too. :o)Week 5 018-3000

I had a lovely Mother’s day. We went out for lunch and then Tim picked up flowers on the way home..which I will share tomorrow for Tuesday Tea.Week 5 020-3000

I’m at the college right now as Jacob is finishing up his biology final. He won a small scholarship from a science organization! It’s not a lot of money but it is a great honor. His professor nominated him and he was one of five college students from across Texas to win.  I’m so proud of him! What a week for Jacob!Week 5 019-3000

I’ll tell you all about the party later…but for now, we are heading off to the Dept. of Public Safety to take the driving test, after a little final practice on parallel parking. Week 5 011-3000

I would so appreciate your prayers for Jacob as we have submitted his new letters from the neurologist and medical papers to the military medical dept. We do hope they will accept him after the medical review.

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I hope you all had a lovely Mother’s Day! How did you celebrate?

Linking with My Romantic Home’s Friday Show and Tell and Tracie’s Cottage Flora Thursday.

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5 comments:

Amy said...

Will say a prayer for Jacob. . .
Loved the plants you shared--especially since I'll never see them in my area!

Kerrie said...

Your Sago Palm is beautiful! Ours is not lacy like that, it is straight prickly spears. We too, like to see the beautiful center emerge when regrowth happens. Have a great day Donna! Hugs, K

Fishtail Cottage said...

Came over to link up to your tea party......? you still hosting this party? xoox, tracie

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

so loved the learnings today, Donna! we don't have these plants- fascinating - THANK YOU!
both sets of sons + wives treated me for mom's day - with one set i was taken out for a totally FuN time - the other set had me over for BBQ and homemade soup lunch & afternoon r&r! reflections of diff personalities - LoVeD them both!
now that pc seems back in order, may get to more posting soon :)
HaPpY MoM's day to you my friend!!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Always love peeking in at your garden posts! Thanks for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday...xoxo, tracie

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